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‘Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS’ Will Be Performed in West Hartford

Some cast members from the Universalist Players’ “Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS.” Submitted photo

Feline fun comes to West Hartford with ‘Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS’ at the Universalist Church in West Hartford.


The intergenerational cast of the Universalist Players is staging the award-winning musical comedy “Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS” on Friday, April 1, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. at the Universalist Church, 433 Fern St., in West Hartford, CT.

Based on the beloved 1970s animated film, “Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS” takes place in the heart of Paris. It’s the story of a kind and eccentric millionairess, who wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. When the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper, it’s up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O’Malley, and his band of swingin’ jazz cats to save the day.

“Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS” is directed by West Hartford-resident Gretchen Fountain. “’The Aristocats’ is really a story about cooperation and cross-cultural understanding. The music is jazzy and catchy, and it’s a wonderful show for children of all ages,” said Fountain. “And, in today’s world of racial tension, it reinforces an important message that animals of all species (including humans) can learn from each other and work together toward a common goal.”

The Universalist Players is the intergenerational theatre company from the Universalist Church in West Hartford, and has staged a family-friendly theatre production for the past 33 years.

“Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS” is presented through Music Theatre International of New York with music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Al Rinker, Floyd Huddleston and Bryan Louiselle; and adapted from a book by Michael Bernard.


Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children under 16 years old. Tickets are available at the door or by calling (860) 233-3669 (x309) for reservations.

For more information visit www.UUPlayers.org or www.Facebook.com/UUPlayers.

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